We are devoted to world-wide artistic collaboration.
Together representing Chile, Hungary, and the United States, we are committed to creating innovative interdisciplinary, genre-blending artistic experiences.
Amanda Treiber, former principal dancer with New York Theatre Ballet, has been featured in masterworks by many legendary choreographers and has originated roles in premieres by NYC’s luminaries, additional performance credits including Gemma Bond Dance, Co•Lab Dance, David Gordon’s Pick Up Performance Company, Tom Gold Dance, on television in FX’s Pose, and in Park Avenue Armory's production of De Materie. Other honors include performing in the 11th Annual Classical Ballet Gala in Managua, Nicaragua, 15th Festival Internacional de Ballet de Trujillo, as well as the ribbon cutting ceremony for Blake's Barn at Jacob's Pillow.Amanda’s choreographic debut “Wind-Up” with music by Ryan Anthony Francis premiered in NYTB’s Lift Lab Live in April 2021, and received critical acclaim. Additionally, Amanda has been awarded a NY City Artist Corp grant and attended a choreographic residency at Sky Hill Farm Studio. Amanda’s work celebrates collaboration across art forms. She has collaborated with composers Phyllis Chen, Lauren Vandervelden and Chilean bassist Manuel Figueroa-Bolvarán. Her newest work, “Sideslip,” was created in 2023 in collaboration with visual artist Marcy Rosenblat for the 10th Anniversary of CounterPointe in Brooklyn, NY. Dance Enthusiast said “Witnessing the blending and melding of people and art was an unforgettable experience, one that left a lasting impression on the audience.”
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Kornel Thomas is an award-winning conductor and composer. He won 2nd Prize at the 2022 BartokWorld Composer Competition, 2nd Prize at the 5th Zodiac International Music Composer Competition,two prizes at the 2020 MUPA Composer Competition, 2nd Prize at the 2018 Opera Nice ConductingCompetition and 3rd Prize at the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conductors Competition.He is a recurring guest conductor with the Hungarian State Opera and Ballet, Hungarian NationalPhilharmonic Orchestra, Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok, and Savaria Symphony Orchestra. Work withother professional ensembles include Argovia Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, GyőrPhilharmonic, MAV Symphony Orchestra, Miskolc Symphony Orchestra, Nice Philharmonic Orchestra,and ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. He was assistant conductor of Savaria Symphony Orchestrafrom 2017-2020. He studied conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna andcomposition at the St. Stephen King Conservatory Budapest.
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Manuel Figueroa-Bolvarán has developed an extensive and multifaceted career focused on performance and arts education. He has been recognized as a cultural ambassador in Chile and abroad, traveling across the Americas and over 20 countries. He holds a Masters in Arts - Cultural Diplomacy and International Music. After completing his Bachelor in Music with minor in Double Bass from La Serena University (Chile), he later started his Artistic Training at the Frederic Chopin University (Poland). He also is a certificated artists in Orchestral Conducting at the Musik Akademie Basel in Switzerland, Cultural Marketing at the Kedge Business School in Marseilles, France, and leadership from the Global Leaders Institute of the Orchestra of the Americas. Manuel is part of the 2023 exclusive cohort of the Carlos Miguel Prieto Conducting Fellowship. Manuel studied Double Bass with Professor Enrique Díaz and later with Prof. Andrej Misinski and Adam Bogacki at Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland. He also studied with artists such as Gottfried Engels (Musikhochschule Köln), Matthew McDonald (Berliner Philharmoniker), Catalin Rotaru (Arizona State University), DaXun Zhang (Silk Road Ensemble), Daniel Krekeler (The Metropolitan Opera), among many others. As composer, Manuel had written music for radio dramas, stage plays, short films and cinema adaptations. He has also premiered music for orchestra, including solo concertos, ballet and opera. Mr. Figueroa is also guest artist at the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (United States), faculty member at University of La Serena, Chile and Double Bass player at La Serena Symphony Orchestra. He is also founder and artistic director of La Serena Students Orchestra, the International Chamber Music Festival of Elqui and The Bach Society of La Serena. Manuel has over 10 years of experience in the field of Orchestral Conducting, working mainly with youth orchestras and ensembles. He has studied with Nicolás Pasquet (HSM Franz Lizst, Weimar), Johannes Schlaefli (ZHK Zürich), Rodolfo Fischer (Hochschule für Musik, Basel), Carlos Miguel Prieto (Mexico National Symphony), among others. Manuel is constantly working across many fields, from digital design to orchestral conducting; from classical to rock music. As a crossover artist, Manuel has performed across the Americas and Europe, recorded for several artists in Latin America and Europe, including Latin Grammys awarded albums and in collaboration with performing arts from different fields. In 2021 he co-created a commissioned work for the COP-26 in Glasgow, Scotland. Manuel plays a 2012 Luciano Golia Double Bass and is sponsored by the Danish microphone company REMIC.
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Aileen Razey, whom The Clarinet described as having “a truly beautiful sound which she displayed with an emotionally colorful performance,” crosses boundaries between musical genres and atmospheres. Razey is often heard collaborating with emerging national and international composers and performs often with Symphoria Syracuse, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, and Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. Razey has performed with the Lucerne Festival Academy, Klangspuren Schwaz International Ensemble Modern Academy, Institute and Festival of Contemporary Performance at Mannes, the Aspen Music Festival orchestras, Savaria Symphony Orchestra. She won first prize at the 2017 Selmer Academy Competition, and she can be heard as principal and e-flat clarinetist under the GIA label recordings with the North Texas Wind Symphony. Dr. Razey is Assistant Professor at Kutztown University, and she was previously Lecturer of Clarinet at Ithaca College. She is a D’Addario Woodwind Artist and Woodwind Clinician and is a Conn Selmer Artist. Dr. Razey earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Clarinet Performance from the University of North Texas with a related field in Music Education, a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from the University of Denver, and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Ithaca College.
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We wanted to create an international group of like-minded artists,
ready to explore innovative interdisciplinary projects.
Manuel and Aileen are dedicated to expanding the repertoire for double bass and clarinet,
and they recently commissioned a duet by Kornel Thomas.
Manuel and Amanda collaborate often on interdisciplinary projects,
including improvisatory music and dance.
Manuel new that Amanda's thoughtful choreography would intertwine perfectly with Kornel's fresh writing,
initiating our first project, Hidden Within, as International Collective.